Why do we faint? Because sometimes, your nervous system just doesn’t know what to do with itself.
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Dont be afraid to faint! Don't feel embarrassed either. Our bodies are amazing & fainting is like a natural "reboot". Tell someone. Sit down & put ur head between ur legs (this gets blood flowing 2 ur brain.) Many times, ur body gives u a "warning" prior 2 fainting like dizziness, feeling lightheaded, or weakness. If ur alone, get on the floor, & if necessary, call 911. Fainting doesnt normally cause injury, but falling can! Go see a Doctor. *I'm not a medical professional. This is for informational purposes only. (I'm sharing from personal experiences.) Stay healthy & happy! X💖
+yes please that's lucky haha, I just hope it doesn't happen again. No one was home either so luckily I didn't hit my head. I'm mainly scared because no one seems to have the mini seizure thing when they faint
I fainted about an hour ago, I stood up from bed too fast and then I woke up outside my room but I don't even remember walking that far. It was super scary because when I gained consciousness I was shaking and like having a mini seizure for like 5 seconds and I don't know how long I was like that because maybe I was shaking when I was unconscious too. I now have a bruise on my back but do you know if its normal to shake heaps when you faint because no one else seems too, I literally thought I had a mini seizure
I just fainted a few minutes ago. It was weird. I jumped out of my bed to go brush my teeth. I started losing consciousness and before I even knew it I was on the floor on my 4 limbs. Then I just involuntarily bashed my head against the ground, bruising the right side of my face in the process. I was lucky that the floor was a carpet one. I even hurt the back of my neck.
I am watching this video because I almost fainted today in front of checking out a customer. I had to tell my co-worker who was near by to get a manager because I was fainting. Freaked everyone out.. so embarrassing.
I fainted the first time that I donated blood, because I wasn't ready or realizing what was needed (I hadn't eaten much). Everything started to go gray at the edge of my eyes and started moving in toward the center like if you had just turned an old black-and-white television screen off. I had been talking to a nursing student, and said "Something's about to happen", and eight seconds later I regained consciousness on the floor being asked my name. I can actually access my memory and it's like defragging a hard drive when you see a rectangle standing up that's filled in. I can "find" that memory and I can "see" those eight seconds, but I have no memory of them. As if I had been asleep.
I fainnted once cause I was trying to hold my breath. That was stupid. 😅. If the chair wasn't there at that moment I would have split my head! This all happened at the hairdressers! Everyone was staring. I was so embarased. My mum was like wtf happened.!
(Excuse my English - please correct my errors!)
I fainted this morning when I got blood drawn at the doctor. I think this was the second time that I fainted. A few years ago I felt something similar after I had eaten food that was too hot, but there was nobody around to confirm that I actually fainted.
Both times I was unconscious for a very short time (like 5 seconds maybe) and it didn't feel bad or anything so as for me, a person who's (not extremely) grossed out by this kind of things, fainting is not as bad as you'd think. At least when you don't hurt yourself when falling down.
Don't think you're "too strong" to faint! I love horror movies and I am fascinated by weird stuff, so I thought looking at my arm while getting my blood drawn wasn't going to be a big deal. (It wasn't a big deal the first time I got my blood drawn, but I don't remember how long I looked at my arm that time.) My grandma was there and offered to distract me, yet I laughed and said I didn't need that. The doctor asked if I could handle it and I said yes.
It was going well at first. It's just some blood, I thought. Until I started thinking about how my "life juice" (lol) was leaving my body. That's when I started feeling lightheaded (not a nice feeling). Next thing I know: I was lying down with my eyes closed and my doctor was keeping my legs in the air. My grandma then asked if I was okay and I answered with a weak voice, but I wasn't feeling like opening my eyes yet because it took a few seconds for me to get the energy to do that. Then I slowly started getting to my normal self again, and I felt much better because of the "reset". The doctor also said that when I fainted I stared at nothing in particular for a while and she said I looked very pale.
Fortunately, everything is back to normal now.
• Tip 1: Don't start thinking in depth about whatever will make you faint, just keep thinking about other things.
• Tip 2: Tell the people around you you're not feeling well so they can prepare and help.
• Tip 3: When you think you're going to faint, find yourself a position to make more blood rush to your brain.
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Edit: apparently the part about my eyes wasn't true. My grandma told me my eyes were open the entire time, which is scary to me.
About a 2-3 weeks ago I was sitting Down in a car & I was with my friend & I felt like my head was tingly & like my brain was floating & I went sorta deaf & blind & I told him I was going to faint which I did, but when I was unconscious for that 5-10 seconds he said I was convoluting slightly & I had peed my pants, he brought me into the ER and they said I fainted from slightly low blood sugar & stress, but ever since that happened I’ve been feeling weird & always having these fainting spells, just at random times I feel like I’m going to faint & I try not to. I’m going to be 19 soon. And I’m so curious what is wrong with me? Is it anxiety? Or am I having slight seizures? Is there something wrong with my brain? I Don’t Know but im tired of fainting or feeling dizzy & scared all the time it sucks 💔💔💔😢😢
I’m 11 and recently I’ve been getting very dizzy, everything goes blurry and appears spotted and it scares me because I don’t know what it’s from.. anyone help? I dealt of sports and I’m worried I’ll faint while doing some of them :/
Lmao I was having injections at school today and I fainted. Funny part is I did the same thing last year. Fammm people thought I was dead so they got scared to get their injections done 😭😂 I hate fainting. Everything gets blurry and you can’t hear normally it’s kinda like you’re in a bubble.
Lmao. One time I hardly ate or drank the whole entire day. My heart started to beat fast and I started to feel light headed. I was really tired, too. I was up in my room when it happened, and I don't even remember falling. I just remember seeing black. I woke up like 10 seconds later and my parents came up to my room with food and a drink. It was scary lol.
33 years old and i never pass out until 4 months ago. It was Sunday, lunch time and i'm about to eat, all of sudden i had this black out . My wife were panicking since she tried to wake me up but she couldn't. Couple of minutes later i regain my consciousness and my family took me to the emergency room, the doctor in charge evaluate my blood pressure, heartbeat rate, also took my blood for a lab test. The result, all was normal and they let me back home with 2 types of medicine. After watching this i guess everything is fine, just a non-serious faint with less oxygen carrying blood going on inside my brain.
When you faint there’s black coming around your vision and everything starts to blur away, you can’t pay attention to anything and even when you never experienced it you KNOW that you’re gonna faint. It hurts your head more and more, you feel dragged down as it’s putting more pressure on your head, it’s really not comfortable, you have cold sweat and your head feels really weird. You lose control and you feel the urge to look around and distract yourself, trying to do something to think of something else, but you CAN’T.
Then you just pass out and remember nothing of what happened during the time you faint. Then when you wake up you’re just like wtf happened and you really feel bizarre.
Whenever I have my panic attacks I get lightheaded and dizzy. Everything turns black but I’m still standing. My head starts to hurt like someone is pushing down on it while my heart if beating really fast. I usually just close my eyes and fall against a wall. It happens a lot.
I ALMOST fainted once, like i wasn't feeling very well and after i went out of our Living room I had this green vision which i sometimes get from getting up too fast (missing oxygen), shortly after i couldn't properly stand anymore and couldn't see, i fell right through our living room door made of glass, i didn't feel any pain or quite knew what happened, but i could still talk and hear, after like 2 minutes i noticed i smashed through the glass door and after 5 minutes i was Okay Again, Luckily my Mom was around and helped me by sitting me down in a Chair and also removing the glass all over the floor, i wasn't really injured i just had a little wound on my arm, but it was still not very pleasant
I’m 34 years old and never fainted in my entire life, I did experience something odd though, in 2011 or 2012 I had the feeling of falling while I’m sitting, it just happens in a fraction of a second but it feels like forever! Never had it standing up!
I fainted once when I got out of a hot shower and it lessened the oxygen I was getting bc of all the steam, so when you are about to faint, it feels like your body is getting heavier for your legs, your hearing gets muffled and you just, lose consciousness.
I am so scared I almost fainted like 5 minutes ago. Ok storytime. So I got basically no sleep today and I am on my period. So I was in the shower and I was going to shave. The shaving cream package said to turn on the hottest water I could take for 30 seconds. So I did that and it was going good until my vision started getting blurry and I felt nauseous and I was cramping severely. So I got out and there was so much blood dripping down my legs. As my vision was blurry I turn the water back on and clean my legs. Then I go to see if my mom was home and she was and she helped me. It only lasted like 5 minutes but I was so scared and thought I was dying.
I fainted about a year ago and it was pretty scary and i woke up crying. My dad was yelling at me and my vision started going blurry and i felt extremely dizzy and started swaying side to side and i couldn't stand up straight. Then I fell and hit my head on a cupboard and I heard the noise of me hitting my head and everything went black. I woke up and asked my mum how long I was out for and she said "30 seconds" but it felt like I was asleep forever.
This happened to me when I smoked too much weed, I over did it that time..
If you over do it, you will pass out as well.
You will start to see black dots, then be blind for 15 min.
Sound will be reduced, almost deaf.
Feel really sweaty, yet so cold...
Your muscles are all shut down, so you can't move.
The only thing I was thinking during that moment was that I was about to die.
Flashbacks through my mind about what I did in my life in those 15/20 minutes.
A better way isn't there to describe :/
I faint/blackout alot, idk why... I will stand up or be walking 'anything' then this pain shocks in my head or the back of my kneck, then my vision goes blurry and i usally fall to the floor or have to hold onto something until, The pain goes away,please someone give me answers x
I fainted this one time and woke up in this place where it was both dark and bright, I didn’t have a body but I was able to look around, and just like that I wake up, is that what happens when you faint?
i fainted today and it was horrible bascily we was having some stuff injected into us after it was done a few mins later still sitting on this chair talking to someone i fell over and 30 seconds later i woke up everything was dark and this horrible noise was in my ears and my balance was tottaly off its a horrible feeling never want to feel it again
I wonder if you can explain why I don't just faint. When I faint I shake violently. The last time I did this I kicked my shoes off and gave myself whip lash. I only faint seeing or thinking about my own bodily functions like blood or pulse for too long. And no it isn't a seizure. I know that it's fainting I'm just curious why some people shake and some don't.
I started to faint when the eye doctor dilated my eyes with eye drops. I was just waking around in the shopping center waiting for my prescription and I was like "LOL WOAAHH I CAaAnNT EVen focus my EYES HOW Weeird" and then next thing I know I was walking like a drunk driver and fell completely over. My mom helped get over somewhere and got the doctor but it was really weird. According to the doctor and a few other sources, some people have a crazy reaction the first time they get there eyes dilated. It's some kind of reflex. Afterward I didn't even want to eat the snickers my mom made me eat, I felt so sick and woozy, almost like my body was having a breakdown but I wasn't afraid or any thing.
I faint all the time. I faint after almost all of my daily panic attacks, I faint if I stand up way to quickly, I faint if people mention the possibility of needing surgery, I faint when I get too stressed, I faint when I stretch in the morning, sometimes I faint when I walk through my doorway, I fainted when my mum took me to get a blood test to find out why I faint so much, I fainted after I won a round on an online video game, I fainted on the stairs cause it was raining. wwwwwhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy does this happen to meeeeee!?
I fainted after I just finished donating blood. I was walking towards the snacks. And had the urge to throw up and tried to drink a gatorade. Then I noticed everything darkening. Like tunnel vision and my hearing was coming and going. I look down to take a breath and then I fell over. The staff did a wonderful job at getting me on a seat to elevate my feet, and ice packs. They made sure to keep talking to me to keep me awake. I eventually calmed down and everything was back to normal. But I can't stop thinking about death now. I honestly could've died if my blood pressure didn't raise back up as fast as it did..
When I fainted i was 15 and standing at a door. i was out for about half a minute. when i woke up the last thing i could remember was standing at the door. when i woke up i was on ground, and i hit my head hard.
I once passed out in church (went right over the pew) and then I just woke up in a classroom with coke being shoved in my face... it was great. Idk why i didnt do something cause i knew i was going to since i had before. OH WELL
I fainted in my P.E. lessons after climbing 200 steps within a minute or two. I was taking a rest and trying to regulate my breathing. I even felt fine and cheered for my other classmates who were still doing it. Just then I started hearing 'wheee----' in my ears until I couldn't hear anything. I started to see black dots and they become bigger, then idk what happened. I guess I fainted. When I woke up, I was in a wheelchair with the school doctor XD I had a terrible headache after that which lasts for a day.
Yeah so I fainted today for the first time after getting my blood drawn. I hadn't eaten enough so I ended up just falling over. Apparently I said I felt faint and asked to sit down but the next thing I knew, I was on the ground and there were 6 doctors around me asking if I was ok lol. It kind of just felt like I'd fallen asleep. It was the strangest feeling.
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